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After a press conference at St Petersburg City Hall Wednesday in 2013,  Mayor Rick Kriseman, center, chats with two colleagues. Currently, Mayor Kriseman is working on a budget which must be submitted by July 1st.  [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]

St. Petersburg budget sessions start familiar balancing act

ST. PETERSBURG — It's budget season in a booming city. That means politicians and city budget officials have stepped up on the fiscal balance beam. Pulling them to one side is a laundry list of ideas of how to spend money — including on recession-delayed projects — and a growing chorus of residents who want to make …